On April 19th Snøhetta, The Times Square Alliance, Councilmembers Daniel Garodnick and Corey Johnson, the NYC Department of Transportation, and the Department of Design and Construction will host a press conference to celebrate the grand opening of the Times Square pedestrian plazas.
The 19th to celebrate the redesign of the “Crossroads of the World” with the announcement of new and enhanced programming for the spaces. Snøhetta’s design of the Reconstruction adds 110,000-square-feet of new pedestrian space to Times Square, transforming the area from one of New York’s most notoriously congested spaces into a radically open civic square.
Snøhetta’s design of the Times Square Reconstruction has won a 2017 Design Merit Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). The Times Square Reconstruction and the other award winning projects are on display in an exhibit at the Center for Architecture through the month of April. Source and photos, Courtesy of Snøhetta.
Article by Marco Rinaldi